Eduardo Paolozzi

Whitechapel Gallery
Until May 14
From mid-February 2017, Whitechapel Gallery will present the first major retrospective of Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005)in forty years.
Le Robot Robert Voulait Aller a New York Mais Le Passenger Est Trop Lourd, 1971
Eduardo Paolozzi was considered one of the most innovative and irreverent British Artists of the 20th century.

A painter, sculptor, designer and lecturer, the “Godfather of Pop Art” enjoyed a career that spanned five decades, throughout which, he defied aesthetic convention, broke rules and consistently pushed boundaries across his many disciplines.

This retrospective will see over 250 works displayed across four chronological sections. From post-war bronzes and early concrete sculptures such as “Seagull and Fish” and “Blue Fishermen” to the mythology inspired “Diana as an Engine” and the large-scale “Whitworth Tapestry”.

Lesser known works and rarely exhibited drawings by the Scottish-born artist will also be included in the Whitechapel exhibition, as will material from his groundbreaking performance lecture “Bunk!”


Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
Aldgate East
Opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to Sunday: 11am-6pm; Thursdays: 11am-9pm; Closed Mondays
Entry fee:
Adults £11.95, Under 16s: Free, Concessions: £9.50 / £10.50
February 16 - May 14


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